Last-Minute Gift Guide For the Whole Fam

by juliannecronin

The following is a guest post by Julianne Cronin of The Wink.

Some people do all their Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving, providing them plenty of time to find and order the perfect gifts online. I try to do this, but every year there’s always a few people that I’m struggling to buy for in time for the holiday. Finding thoughtful gifts last-minute is always a challenge, but now you can sail into Christmas with careless abandon with this last-minute gift guide for the whole fam!

Apple TV

Apple has had a TV box for years, but this fall they released an updated version that is far superior to what it was before (and anything available, for that matter). The new touch panel remote is easy and intuitive to use, and the device is able to search for movies and TV shows across many different services including iTunes, Netflix, and Hulu. The best part is that you can snag one in any Best Buy or Apple Store – you can even order it online from and have it delivered before Christmas day. Set it up on Christmas and watch all your favorite Christmas movies in one place (did I say Christmas enough? Christmas.)


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

As previously mentioned in this post, the KonMari Method will actually change your life. Pick up The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo for anyone in your life, because we all could use a little help and guidance in the tidying department.


Buckwheat pillows

Buckwheat pillows are an unusual but surprisingly pleasant gift. Instead of being filled with cotton, they are filled with organic buckwheat hulls. They offer breathable, cool comfort and can often be adjusted to your shape and thickness preferences.


R2D2 shower head

Hot on the heels of the new Star Wars movie release, this adorable R2D2 shower head will put a smile on your face every time you step into the shower. Perfect for either the kids’ bathroom or your own (no judgment!).


Clothing steamer

It’s hard to put into words how obsessed I am with my steamer. I sound insane, but it’s seriously the best. Ironing is the worst… why iron when you can steam? Every household should have a clothing steamer – they’re the most underrated appliance ever and make a great and practical gift.


Cheero battery pack

The low battery life struggle is real… I plug my phone in so much that I basically have a landline again. However, when you’re on the go, finding a place to charge your phone is such a pain. Keep that iPhone/iPad battery topped off with the Cheero battery pack – perfect for all your spontaneous family adventures!


Matching Christmas pajamas

So cute and so corny, but get matching Christmas pajamas for the whole family. You and your kids will treasure those photos for years to come – and hey, maybe that picture will be a #TBT 15 years from now!


Blue Apron

For the gift that keeps on giving, try a Blue Apron subscription! Blue Apron will send you all the ingredients to prepare three delicious, healthy meals a week. The ingredients are seasonal and fresh, and the recipes are inventive and creative.



Happy last-minute shopping!